More retired seniors are choosing to continue working after retirement. While the reasons for this may vary, you’ll find that there are quite a few job opportunities that are suited for you.
Before we present you with a few ideas, keep in mind that you’ll likely need a smartphone to keep your business running efficiently. A good smartphone can help you manage your workload and keep in touch with your employer or clients if you’re running your own business. If your current smartphone can’t do that, consider getting a new phone that’s within your budget but still suits your needs. Look to see if your provider offers trade-in opportunities on next-generation phone models.
Jobs in the insurance industry can be a good fit for seniors, because they offer some level of flexibility with working hours and may have telecommunication options. In fact, The Balance details work-at-home options for the insurance industry. These jobs include positions in sales, marketing, auditors, network management and adjustors. When looking for jobs in the insurance industry, consider using a platform like Glassdoor that will not only show you the available jobs at companies, but it will also give you information on the company and reviews from employees.
Teaching and Consulting
If you’re a teacher, then you can consider getting a job as a tutor. Unlike teaching, tutoring has more flexibility, and you will not have the rigorous responsibilities of lesson plans needed to comply with state and national regulations. In most cases, tutors only need to teach based on the materials provided by the student or an agency. Teachers can also be educational consultants who can provide guidance to educational institutions. Retired seniors can be consultants in general, according to MBO Partners. You can find a consultancy position based on your years of experience. For example, a retired architect can be a construction management consultant.
For seniors with a background in accounting, there are jobs available in accounting, tax preparation, and bookkeeping. According to Investopedia, there are distinct differences between the expectations for those jobs, so make sure you have the skills to pull them off. Aside from your years of experience in accounting, proficiency with QuickBooks is an asset. The good thing is that these jobs can often be part-time or have flexible hours. In some cases, you can even have the opportunity to work from home by seeking employment from online companies or working with employers who allow their employees to telecommute. If the private sector doesn’t interest you, bear in mind that there are also government agencies that have work-at-home vacancies from time to time.
As a retired senior, you might not be interested in working for anyone else and so self-employment may be a good fit for you. As a business owner, you can either work from home or set up an appropriate working space. Before you get started, make sure the business is a good fit for you and can meet your customers’ needs. Having a business plan can help you set specific goals and outline your desired outcome. You’ll also need to determine if you’re going to have support staff or be a solopreneur. Some of the jobs that work well in this instance are babysitting, pet sitting, freelance writing, property management, and public speaking. Retirement can also be a great time to write that book you’ve always wanted to get out into the world.
There are various viable job options for seniors who want to keep working after retirement. They offer the opportunity to make use of the skills you’ve acquired over the years or try something new entirely. Whichever road you choose to go down, make sure to do the necessary research so you don’t get stuck in something that’s not the right fit for you.